Monday , 27 February 2017

Weird News Of The Week – February 21

THICK-HEADED RECORD BREAKER (Screenshot from Guinness World Records Italian Show) John Ferraro’s very thick head just helped him land in the Guinness Book of World Records. Ferraro, who’s earned the nickname “Hammer Head” and is also a professional wrestler known as Gino Martino, recently used his head to nail 38 nails into a wooden board in under two minutes. Ferraro is able to do it with ease because he is a medical marvel and really is thick-headed. His skull has been measured at 16 millimeters in thickness, which is more than twice that of the average human skull. In addition to his most recent record breaking achievement, he also holds the record for most nails hammered with his head in one minute and “most concrete blocks broken on the head with a bowling ball in three minutes” with 45 blocks. (Guinness World Records)

(Photo collage courtesy of Guinness World Records)

A small town in South Carolina is abuzz over a four-and-a-half-foot orange alligator that is apparently living in a pond. The unusually colored gator is described as having a rusty or sweet potato color, and has been spotted many times and photographed by area residents. Some have even begun calling it “The Trumpigator,” because its color resembles the skin color of our president. The cause of the unusual color is unknown, although many believe it was likely caused by toxins, clay or even rust in the water. (The Post and Courier) CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TRUMPIGATOR.

A Florida woman is suing a Mexican restaurant for negligence after she mounted a sombrero-wearing donkey statue and fell off. Kimberly Bonn claims she broke her back when she slid off the donkey, which she’d climbed on to take a selfie. Bonn argues in her lawsuit that El Jalisco restaurant encouraged customers to climb up on the donkey but provided no steps or a ladder. But others argue that Bonn is the real jackass, and fans of the restaurant are rallying to support the donkey. A Facebook page has been set up for the donkey, and supporters are encouraged to “stand up for this poor donkey as he prepares for the fight of his life against a powerful legal entity who is ‘for the people.'” (USA Today) CLICK HERE TO SEE THE DONKEY STATUE UNDER SCRUTINY.

A burglar in Idaho had to turn tail and run after he broke into a house and got attacked by his victim’s pet squirrel. Adam Pearl says he came home and immediately sensed something strange in his home, then noticed that someone had tried, and failed, to break into his gun safe. He called cops to come out and survey the scene, and when a female officer arrived to check things out, his trusty rodent pal Joey came out to greet her. The deputy asked Pearl if Joey was friendly, and was told he was, but “you never know, since he’s a squirrel.” She took note, then left to file her report, but came back a few hours later with most of the items that had been stolen from Pearl’s place, along with a confession from a suspect she’d hauled in. The cop said she asked, ‘Did you get that from the squirrel?’ and he says ‘Yeah, damn thing kept attacking me and wouldn’t stop until I left.'” Joey received a reward for his trouble — a bag of Whoppers candy, his favorite treat. (WGBA) CLICK HERE TO SEE THE GUARD SQUIRREL.

Every rock band has die-hard fans who will do just about anything they can to get into shows, but one fan took it to a clever new level. Adam Boyd came up with a brilliant twist to the old “I’m with the band” line to sneak into the VIP section of Royal Albert Hall in England to see his favorite band. Boyd arrived late to see the band The Sherlocks and was stuck having to watch from all the way in the back. That’s when he hatched his scheme. From his cell phone, he edited the band’s Wikipedia page to say that he’s the cousin of the band’s lead singer and inspired one of their songs. He then told the security guard that he was with the band, showed the Wikipedia page as proof, and was allowed in. Boyd later admitted, “I couldn’t believe that he’d actually let me in. I was expecting someone to drag me out and ban me from the venue. But no, I was given free access to all the VIP section.” The band’s members found out about it and said they were very impressed with Boyd’s effort. (Huffington Post) CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FAKE WIKIPEDIA POST THAT GOT THE KID TO THE VIP SECTION.

A Texas family published an obituary in the local paper to say “good riddance” to their late father, whom they described as “evil” and “a horse’s ass.” The obituary, which was written by his daughter and quickly went viral, announced the death of 75-year-old Leslie Ray “Popeye” Charping. It reads, “Lived 29 years longer than expected and much longer than he deserved… Leslie’s hobbies included being abusive to his family, expediting trips to heaven for the beloved family pets, and fishing, which he was less skilled with than the previously mentioned. Leslie’s life served no other obvious purpose, he did not contribute to society or serve his community, and he possessed no redeeming qualities besides quick-witted sarcasm, which was amusing during his sober days.” The final stab comes at the end of the obituary. “With Leslie’s passing he will be missed only for what he never did: being a loving husband, father and good friend. No services will be held, there will be no prayers for eternal peace and no apologizes to the family he tortured. Leslie’s remains will be cremated and kept in the barn until ‘Ray’ the family donkey’s wood shavings run out. Leslie’s passing proves that evil does in fact die and hopefully marks a time of healing and safety for all.” (KHOU-TV) CLICK HERE TO SEE THE BITTER OBITUARY.